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Bohemian Rhapsody TV spots showcase Queen’s greatest hits

With the release of Bohemian Rhapsody fast approaching, 20th Century Fox has unveiled a selection of new TV spots for the Freddie Mercury biopic which showcase some of Queen’s greatest hits in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Another One Bites the Dust’ and ‘Somebody to Love’. Check them out here, or watch them over on our YouTube channel…

See Also: Bohemian Rhapsody to rock U.S. box office with $30 million opening weekend

See Also: ‘Becoming Freddie’ featurette for Bohemian Rhapsody explores Rami Malek’s transformation into the Queen frontman

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control,
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Bohemian Rhapsody to rock U.S. box office with $30 million opening weekend

We’re just a few weeks away from the release of Bohemian Rhapsody, the upcoming biopic of the legendary British rock band Queen and its iconic frontman Freddie Mercury, and according to tracking estimates the film is set to rock the North American box office.

According to Variety, the Bryan Singer/Dexter Fletcher-directed movie – which stars Mr. Robot’s Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury – is looking at a domestic opening weekend in the region of $30 million. That would put it ahead of the Tupac Shakur film All Eyez on Me ($26.4 million) and second only to Straight Outta Compton ($60 million) in terms of the biggest music biopic openings ever.

Bohemian Rhapsody opens in the States on November 2nd alongside Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms and the Tiffany Haddish comedy Nobody’s Fool.

See Also: ‘Becoming Freddie’ featurette for Bohemian Rhapsody explores Rami Malek’s transformation into the
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Elton John AIDS Foundation Announces 2018 New York Fall Gala

On Monday, November 5, 2018, the Elton John AIDS Foundation (Ejaf) will host its annual New York Fall Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.

At this year’s gala, Ejaf Founder Sir Elton John and Chairman David Furnish will honor Ford Foundation President Darren Walker, philanthropist Patricia Hearst, and long-time advocate Joe McMillan, CEO and Chairman of Ddg, with Ejaf’s Enduring Vision Award. Nine-time Grammy Award Winning Singer, Songwriter Sheryl Crow will be the special musical guest, and Bryan Stevenson, Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative (Eji) and the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, will be the featured speaker. CBS This Morning co-anchor and journalist Gayle King will host the event.

“At this time of great uncertainty in the world, Ejaf’s work is more important than ever, and we remain steadfastly committed to addressing the unmet needs of people
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Verne Troyer's Death Officially Ruled a Suicide

Verne Troyer's Death Officially Ruled a Suicide
The death of Verne Troyer has officially been ruled a suicide by a Los Angeles County coroner. Verne Troyer passed away in April of this year. He was 49-years old. Troyer was a struggling alcoholic for many years and also dealt with depression. At the time of his death, suicide was rumored, but was never confirmed until now. The coroner says that the actor died from a "sequelae of alcohol intoxication," which means that he drank a lot of alcohol, causing him to be hospitalized for the last three weeks of his life.

At the time of his hospitalization, reports say that Verne Troyer's blood alcohol level was more than triple the .08 limit, which is pretty high, especially considering that he stood at just below 3-feet high. Police rushed to his residence back in April after receiving a call that he was suicidal, which got him into the hospital, where
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Austin Powers Star Verne Troyer's Cause of Death Ruled a Suicide from Alcohol Intoxication

Austin Powers star Verne Troyer’s death has been ruled a suicide six months after his passing.

Troyer, who was 49, died from sequelae of alcohol intoxication, according to a press release obtained by People from the Los Angeles County Department Medical Examiner-Coroner’s office.

The manner of his death has been ruled as a suicide, according to the office.

The actor, who was best-known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers films opposite Mike Myers, was rushed to the hospital in early April for a “reported poisoning.”

Three weeks later, Troyer was pronounced dead at the hospital on April 21.

“It
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‘Alec Baldwin Show’ Sets Guest List: Kim Kardashian, Robert De Niro, Taraji P. Henson, RuPaul, Norway’s Prime Minister

‘Alec Baldwin Show’ Sets Guest List: Kim Kardashian, Robert De Niro, Taraji P. Henson, RuPaul, Norway’s Prime Minister
Robert De Niro and Taraji P. Henson will be Alec Baldwin’s first guests when The Alec Baldwin Show premieres Sunday, October 14.

Kim Kardashian West, wife of President Donald Trump’s new Bff Kanye West, will guest the next week, October 21. That day Baldwin will devote his show’s entire hour to talking to the “reality star, entrepreneur and cultural phenom” about her “famous family,” and her recent political advocacy.

Last May, Nearly a decade after President Donald Trump reportedly complained he’d been stuck with Khloe Kardashian on his Celebrity Apprentice reality TV series when he really wanted her “hot” sister Kim, Trump finally got the Kardashian of his dreams on his latest reality series, The White House. Kim Kardashian came to the White House to make the case for pardoning 63-year-old Alice Marie Johnson, who was serving a life sentence on drug offenses and had been behind bars for more than two decades.
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Deena Appel on the Costume Design of Austin Powers: Goldmember

Goldmember, the final film (so far) in the Austin Powers series again shifts its timeline. However, rather than a negligible, though comparatively significant, jump from late to very late 1960s, here we dive into that most raucous of decades – the 1970s. And then back to 2002 (do keep up). For costume designer Deena Appel it was a wildly ambitious undertaking. Not to mention the film also features a well-known music and movie star, just about to launch into the stratosphere: Beyoncé.

Speaking exclusively to Clothes on Film and closing out our epic in-depth look at the Austin Powers trilogy, Deena Appel explains her inspiration and research for Goldmember, complete with never seen before sketches of all the pivotal characters.

Sketch and fabric swatch of the flight suit worn by Austin Powers (Mike Myers / Tom Cruise) during the opening sequence of Goldmember. Illustration by Felipe Sanchez.

Clothes on Film: So, let’s start at the beginning.
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First Bohemian Rhapsody Reactions: Will the Queen Movie Rock You?

The first wave of reactions to Bohemian Rhapsody has arrived. The Queen biopic has been in the works for a very long time and, after years of development, it's finally hitting theaters next month. Fox has screened the movie and critics have weighed in with their initial reactions on social media. So how did it turn out? Assuming this initial wave of response holds true for moviegoers, it's something of a mixed bag.

Based on what has been said on Twitter so far, it sounds like Bohemian Rhapsody is a by-the-numbers biopic. Depending on one's level of expectations, that could be a good or a bad thing. Just don't go in expecting a hot take on Queen. Here's what The New York Times' Kyle Buchanan had to say about it.

"Bohemian Rhapsody is a glorified Wikipedia entry. But Rami Malek plays Freddie Mercury (and wears his wonderful costumes) with incredible gusto.
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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ First Reactions Praise Rami Malek as ‘Outstanding,’ Among ‘Top Contenders for Best Actor Oscar’

20th Century Fox unveiled Bryan Singer’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” for the first time at guild screenings in New York and Los Angeles over the weekend, and the buzz around Rami Malek’s performance as Freddie Mercury soared in first reactions posted on social media. While the movie as a whole is getting a mixed response (Kyle Buchanan of The New York Times calls the movie a “glorified Wikipedia entry”), Malek is being singled out for his “outstanding” lead role.

Bohemian Rhapsody” chronicles the rise of rock band Queen and covers the time between the group’s formation and their iconic Live Aid performance in 1985. Malek has assured Queen fans the film also explores Mercury’s sexuality and AIDS diagnosis. The supporting cast includes Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Aidan Gillen, and Tom Hollander.

Read More: Rami Malek Hits Back at ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Critics, Film Doesn’t Ignore Mercury’s Sexuality and
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Revisiting Hours: ‘Confessions of a Dangerous Mind’ and the Dick Biopic

Every Friday, we’re recommending an older movie that’s available to stream or download and worth seeing again through the lens of our current moment. We’re calling the series “Revisiting Hours” — consider this Rolling Stone’s unofficial film club. This week: Craig Lindsey on the Chuck Barris “biopic” Confessions of a Dangerous Man.

So, there’s this guy, and he spends most of his youth knocking back drinks, getting into barfights and, of course, trying to get laid. As he gets older and more established, this guy, still
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‘Becoming Freddie’ featurette for Bohemian Rhapsody explores Rami Malek’s transformation into the Queen frontman

Ahead of its UK release later this month, a new featurette has arrived online for Bohemian Rhapsody, entitled ‘Becoming Freddie’ which sees stars Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, producer Graham King, and movement coach Polly Bennett discuss Malek’s transformation into Queen’s legendary frontman Freddie Mercury; watch it here…

See Also: Rami Malek responds to Bohemian Rhapsody criticism

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music.
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‘Studio 54’ Review: A Riveting and Intimate Look Back at the Greatest Nightclub in New York History

‘Studio 54’ Review: A Riveting and Intimate Look Back at the Greatest Nightclub in New York History
You probably know the legend of Studio 54. Maybe you’re old enough to have been there for the midtown disco’s flash-in-the-pan heyday, and remember reading about all of the celebrities who passed through its blacked out doors. Or maybe you’re barely old enough to remember the disastrous movie from the summer of 1998, in which Mike Myers played club co-founder Steve Rubell, and a shirtless Ryan Phillippe starred as a fictional bridge-and-tunnel bartender named Shane O’Shea. Either way, Studio 54 feels like a story that’s already been told — like a broad synonym for whatever kind of paradise New York City used to be.

And yet, Matt Tyrnauer’s riveting documentary manages to make it all seem new again — alive, as though it were happening for the first time at warp-speed before your eyes. A simple chronology that’s inflected with evocative archival footage and seasoned with
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Deena Appel on Creating the Costume World of The Spy Who Shagged Me

The second installment (part one Here) of our extensive interview with Austin Powers trilogy costume designer Deena Appel, this time focusing on The Spy Who Shagged Me.

Things change up in The Spy Who Shagged Me, for in addition to costuming the modern and swinging sixties world of Austin Powers, his character also travels to 1969, i.e. the ‘hippie era’. The first film was a tremendous success and Appel’s contribution solidified her as the only person who could return to costume this fabulous, vibrant landscape.

Speaking exclusively to Clothes on Film, and providing never before seen or published costume sketches from the movie, Deena Appel explains her inspirations and process for The Spy Who Shagged Me.

Sketches and fabric swatches for background characters in The Spy Who Shagged Me.

Clothes on Film: We start the film essentially where the first one left off, with Austin in his dressing gown.
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Deena Appel on the Costume Design of Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

With Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), costume designer Deena Appel created one of the most iconic screen looks of all time. That is no overstatement; Austin Powers has been copied and homaged and wheeled out every year as a Halloween costume, with very little credit put Appel’s way. It is a rather sad indictment of how the industry works that, despite its importance, especially in a film such as Austin Powers, a costume designer will rarely see any kudos come their way.

Awards? Well, you might have a chance if your film is set in Victorian England or Disney-verse, but other than that not so much. With this in mind, it seems an apt a time as any to celebrate Appel’s incredible achievement with the Austin Powers trilogy, by interviewing the designer herself and publishing a raft of costume sketches from each movie.

Excerpts of this interview,
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‘Saturday Night Live’ extends record Emmy haul to 72 with Best Variety Sketch Series win

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‘Saturday Night Live’ extends record Emmy haul to 72 with Best Variety Sketch Series win
Saturday Night Live” won Best Variety Sketch Series at Monday’s Primetime Emmy Awards, marking the first time the long-running show has defended a series award and extending its record haul to 72, the most of any program.

Though “SNL” has been on the air for 43 years, it has only won three series awards. It took home Best Variety Series in 1976 for its first season and again in 1993 for its 18th season. After the category was split into Best Variety Sketch Series and Best Variety Talk Series in 2015, “SNL” won the former last year for its buzzy, politically charged 42nd installment. It had leading 2/13 odds to repeat this year.

See Emmy Awards: Full list of winners

“SNL”‘s 43rd season earned 21 nominations this year, including nine acting bids. It received seven statuettes at last weekend’s Creative Arts Awards, including Best Comedy Guest Actress for Tiffany Haddish.

Portlandia” was in second with 16/1 odds.
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Rami Malek responds to Bohemian Rhapsody criticism

While there seems to be a lot of anticipation for Rami Malek’s take on the iconic Queen frontman in the upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, the film has found itself coming in for some criticism during its marketing campaign, particularly off the back of the first trailer and synopsis.

These seemed to almost completely gloss over Mercury’s sexuality and his battle against AIDS, leading many to question the film’s authenticity. Some went even further, such as Hannibal and American GodsBryan Fuller, who accused 20th Century Fox of “hetwashing”.

During an interview with Attitude magazine, Rami Malek has addressed the criticisms, stating that he hopes people don’t judge the movie based upon the first trailer:

“It’s difficult. First, let me say that I don’t think the film shies away from his sexuality or his all-consuming disease, which is obviously AIDS. I don’t
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‘Halloween’ Reboot Blocked Edgar Wright From Using Michael Myers Masks in ‘Baby Driver’

‘Halloween’ Reboot Blocked Edgar Wright From Using Michael Myers Masks in ‘Baby Driver’
One of the best jokes in Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver” is when three criminals are forced to wear masks of comedian Mike Myers’ face because one of them got confused and ordered them instead of masks of the iconic horror movie killer Michael Myers from the “Halloween” franchise. The joke became a breakout bit from the film just from the trailer alone, but it turns out Wright originally wrote the scene with the “Halloween” character in mind.

Greg Nicotero, the effects artist who worked on “Baby Driver,” revealed on Instagram the original Michael Myers masks that were created to be used in Wright’s movie. Nicotero called the original scene one of his favorite jokes from the movie that had to get cut. The original scene was written to have two characters wearing “Halloween” masks and one of them messing up by having a Mike Myers mask.

“I thought
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‘Saturday Night Live’ extends all-time Emmy record to 71 wins; how many more will ‘SNL’ win on Monday?

Over the weekend, NBC’s legendary variety program “Saturday Night Live” won seven more trophies at the Creative Arts Emmys on Sunday night. It prevailed for comedy guest actress (Tiffany Haddish), variety directing (Don Roy King), music and lyrics, production design, lighting design, make-up and technical direction.

The show now has a mind-blowing 71 Emmy wins in its 43-year run, way ahead in the all-time record books for any series. The next closest series for the all-time marks held by “Game of Thrones” with 45 and “Frasier” with 37. “SNL” has got three more shots at the primetime ceremony on Monday, September 17, so how many more victories will it achieve to bump up its total haul even more? Those categories are Variety Sketch Series (where it is a virtual lock to win), Comedy Supporting Actress and Comedy Supporting Actor (with Alec Baldwin and Kenan Thompson).

SEEKenan Thompson Interview: ‘Saturday Night Live’

Among the
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[Image] Knb FX Created a Michael Myers Mask for ‘Baby Driver,’ But the Film Never Got Permission to Use It

[Image] Knb FX Created a Michael Myers Mask for ‘Baby Driver,’ But the Film Never Got Permission to Use It
There’s a fun scene in Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver that pays homage to the Halloween franchise, with one of the film’s characters accidentally picking up Austin Powers “Mike Myers” masks for a heist, instead of the “Michael Myers” masks that were requested. “It should be the Halloween mask,” Jamie Foxx’s character screams. “The killer dude from […]
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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ To Have Its World Premiere At Wembley – Site Of Queen’s Famous Live Aid Show

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One of Queen’s most iconic performances was the band’s 1985 Live Aid performance at Wembley, so it’s fitting that Bohemian Rhapsody, the big-screen biopic of the band, is to have its world premiere at the famous London venue.

Twentieth Century Fox has revealed that the film, which stars Mr Robot’s Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, will have its world premiere at the The Sse Wembley Arena in London on October 23.

Given the band’s 1985 performance, which was beamed live to 1.5B people around the world, was held next door, it’s a fun spot for the troubled film’s debut.

Some 6,500 fans are to be welcomed to the venue to celebrate the release, walking the red carpet alongside stars of the film including Malek, Lucy Boyton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello, Allen Leech, Aidan Gillen, Mike Myers and producer Graham King.
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